Motorcyclists buoy family targeted by racial slurs

Here’s your daily dose of bittersweetness.

In Derry, New Hampshire, Eze Obiora, 7, and his mother, Jaci Stimson, have been the targets of racist vandalism at their home for the last few weeks.

“We were feeling very isolated,” Stimson tells WMUR TV. “We were scared. We were questioning whether a lot of other people feel this way and we were just oblivious to it.”

Yesterday, a motorcycle club showed up.

The club organized a ride Thursday and picked Eze up at school, gave him his own club jacket and took him out for some frozen yogurt.

“Racism is something that’s taught, and we don’t want him to learn that,” said Mike Donovan of the Manchester Motorcycle Club. “We want him to learn that everybody is good, and there’s other people out there that support him and are willing to be there for him.”

Eze said he enjoyed his day with the motorcycle club.

“I think it’s fun to get a lot of new friends,” he said.

  • Ben

    That still on the YouTube video is priceless.

  • Mike Worcester

    Two thumbs up!

  • fluegge

    I desperately needed this today!

  • rallysocks

    Yes, I think we all needed this today. On my way to this story, I saw the headline for the next story =( I think I may just stay here with this story…

  • Zachary

    Wasn’t there also a MC that did this sort of thing for a kids in a domestic violence situation? I recall a story from a while back where the kid was going to testify against the parent, and the club showed up and escorted the kid into the courtroom?

    This is an awesome example of just being a Neighbor.

  • Rob

    Thanks, Bob. As a biking enthusiast myself, all I can say is that these are the kind of folks the riding world needs more of.